Andrea Francica

Founder and CEO at Sandeza Srl, is specialized in:

  • Project Management for software platform implementation projects and Business Process Reengineering
  • Product management of Mrp, Erp, Crm and document management systems integrated on the Filemaker platform
  • Operational/management analyst and consultant, design and development of continuous improvement procedures and processes.
  • Supervision and management of corporate activities.

Andrew Duncan

Andrew is the founder of Databuzz, a Claris Partner based out of Sydney, Australia. Andrew is a FileMaker integration expert and has been connecting FileMaker to other platforms for over 20 years. He specialises in connecting the Claris FileMaker Platform with platforms like Xero, DocuSign, QuickBooks Online, Shopify, Twilio and WooCommerce. His solutions are used by customers all around the world to automate their workflows and eliminate repetitive manual tasks, saving them time and money. Andrew is a Claris FileMaker Certified Developer and has been a presenter at Claris Engage events in the USA and APAC regions.

Caroline Crémieux-Charpentier

Caroline started using FileMaker when she was an engineer at Claris TechSupport in 1997. After spending 10 years as a developer and trainer, she co-founded A-kwa with her husband, Jean-Matthieu. Caroline is dedicated to simplifying their clients’ everyday work to the best of her ability.

Charles Delfs

Charles Delfs, founder of Delfs’ Engineering and FM BetterForms, is an electrical engineer with a passion for software innovation. With decades of programming experience, he’s known for simplifying complex web technologies for FileMaker developers. Guided by the principle of the “elegant solution,” Charles created FM BetterForms to make web coding accessible to all. A seasoned presenter, he’s shared his expertise at numerous events and hosts the popular ‘Friday Live’ meetup group. Outside of work, Charles is a martial arts instructor and enjoys dirt bike riding with his son. At EngageU, he will present coding design patterns for FileMaker developers, aiming to bridge the gap between FileMaker and other technologies. Based in Toronto, Canada, Charles leads a team of twelve, continually pushing the boundaries of software development.

Christian Schmitz

Christian started developing a FileMaker Plugin in 2006 and made himself a name with Monkeybread Software as a reliable source for enhancements to FileMaker. For the last 16 years, he helped thousands of developers to improve their FileMaker projects and deliver better solutions to clients.

Claus Lavendt

Claus is the senior developer and founder of DataManix and has been a FileMaker developer since 1994. Through the years he has developed all types and sizes of systems, as well as integrated with a wide range of different systems and hardware. He has developed solutions for companies of all sizes, from small businesses to international enterprises with more than 120,000 employees. He also holds a degree in commercial photography.

Claus has hosted several sessions at developer conferences around the world, including FileMaker DevCon in the United States, and regional DevCons as well as many seminars, dotFMP, training sessions, and workshops.

Fact style

  • Filemaker developer since 1994
  • Certified Filemaker developer
  • Senior developer at DataManix
  • Has developed all types and sizes of systems, as well as integrated with a wide range of different systems and hardware
  • Developed solutions for companies from one-man businesses to international enterprises with 120.000+ employees
  • Holds a degree in commercial photo
  • Hosted sessions at several FileMaker DevCon USA, regional DevCons in Europe and Canada, dotFMP as well as several seminars and workshops
  • Has authored guides and tools for the FileMaker community
  • At the forefront of integrating FileMaker with hardware and different systems
  • Based in Denmark, Europe

Cristina Álvarez

Cristina landed at FileMaker 24 years ago in her search for business solutions in the different companies where she worked in the operations area. She has been dedicated exclusively to the development for Bitwok in Spain for 10 years. An active member of Women Innovating Together and passionate about dogs, cooking, and rock ‘n’ roll.

David Wikström

David Wikström is the founder of CamelCase data, a company that helps businesses with digital innovation using Claris FileMaker as the core tool.
Currently based in Germany, CamelCase data works with clients in multiple countries and languages, providing custom solutions for a number of industries, including the film industry, video editing, and publishing.
Certified Claris FileMaker developer. Loves strong coffee, strange music, and xml.

Fabrice Nordmann

Fabrice Nordmann first used FileMaker Pro in 1995, while working as a film assistant director.
He founded 1-more-thing in 2010, which became the first company to become a Claris Platinum Partner in two countries (France & Belgium).
The hosting branch, fmcloud.fm, became a worldwide reference in 2020 as the first -and only- hosting service to run on Linux/Docker.

Federico Severin

Senior Developer & Analyst at Sandeza Srl,
IT Manager, R&D and Software Developer at Unirisk Srl

HOnza Koudelka

Co-founder and co-owner of 24U, developing FileMaker solutions since 1991. As soon as the External Function API was released with FileMaker Developer 4.0, HOnza started to expand the area of FileMaker Pro’s development and usage simplicity via plug-ins. Presently, being a FileMaker Certified Developer, FileMaker DevCon Developer Cup Champion and Claris Platinum Partner, he leads a team of FileMaker, web, plug-in, and app developers to provide high quality developer tools and custom development services, focusing a lot on performance optimizations and hardware integrations, delivering great custom apps which work on Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, web, and also special hardware, such as Raspberry Pi, Phidgets, Arduino, etc. Sometimes being called the “mad optimizer”, HOnza likes challenges and achieving things that seem impossible.

Ian Jempson

Ian first used FileMaker in the mid-90s to migrate data between client-server financial systems. Things have come full circle as he’s currently working on an SAP migration project. In 2020 he completed an MBA at Warwick Business School where he researched the strategic implications of AI. Since then, he’s founded Transforming Digital where he consults on technology. 

Jan Zelenka

Jan Zelenka joined ClickWorks at the end of April 2013. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Visual C++, Visual Basic, HTML, Java, MS SQL Servers, MySQL, OPC. Jan is a FileMaker 12 to 19 Certified Developer. He is all about robust code and best practices. As such, he supervises our internal development guidelines, standards and library. After hours you’ll find JanZ on the softball court.

Javier Durá

I enjoy using my knowledge and experience by helping other developers learn the platform. With a formal education in journalism, I have written several FileMaker articles and have spoken at numerous FileMaker user groups and events across Europe.

Johan Hedman

A problem solver like everyone else in the Community. A frequent speaker at different Claris events. Certified Claris FileMaker developer. Have +20 years of solving customers’ problems with the Claris platform. Curious to learn new things and am always up for an adventure.

John Renfrew

John has been working with databases for all of his business life, initially to manage people, equipment, logistics and event planning. For the last 14 years he has worked extensively with FileMaker to solve problems for a wide range of small business customers, and has a product to submit VAT returns in the UK and specialist skills in Higher Education statistical reporting.

Jonathan Jeffery

Jon started working in IT as a sideways move from his job as a vertebrate paleontologist. He honed his FileMaker skills for eight years at the International School of Amsterdam before returning to the UK and settling with his family in Cheltenham. He gets stupidly excited by all sorts of science and technology and loves learning new things. Outside of his day job, Jon still works on fossil fish, specializing in the giant predatory rhizodonts. He also collects Roman silver coins and makes a mean pizza. Jon is a FileMaker 12 to 19 certified developer.

Joris Aarts

Joris has over 20 years of experience in IT, both as a trainer and a developer, despite having a degree in Ancient History. His first database was a FileMaker 2.1 collection of Greek papyrus fragments from the Ptolemaic era. He began his IT career as a software instructor in 1996, teaching FileMaker 3.0 and other technologies. “Working as a trainer has taught me the importance of the human factor in IT project success.” In 2005, he co-founded ClickWorks with his brother Jeroen. He frequently speaks at FileMaker conferences, including DevCon. Joris is a FileMaker 7 to 19 certified developer. In addition to computing, he enjoys sailing and playing the guitar.

Jul Carson

Jul Carson has been a FileMaker Developer for a quarter of a century, following a ten-year career in graphic design, where he first encountered FileMaker. From a degree in Experimental Psychology, he moved on to being a founding partner in a successful micro-computer software company. He has developed and maintained FileMaker solutions for a wide range of industries and started the FMBug user group, which he still co-runs. He plays classical piano and has been a qualified RYA navigation tutor and sailing instructor.

Kate Waldhauser

Kate is the curious and imaginative Managing Director at Portage Bay Solutions—a distinguished Claris Platinum Partner. Little did she know that her early encounter with FileMaker 3.0 would become a turning point. Now holding ten FileMaker certifications, her art lies in crafting solutions that simplify lives. A Portage Bay blog contributor and FileMaker Devcast guest, Kate is as dynamic as the spring-fed rivers she swims in. Whether watercoloring or crafting amigurumi, her artistry knows no bounds.

Koen Van Hulle

Koen Van Hulle leads the Lesterius Services team. This team delivers Claris FileMaker deployment and infrastructure solutions to their customers, regardless of whether they choose to use Lesterius managed hosting services,  their own infrastructure or at Claris FileMaker Cloud. He combines this role, with that of a Claris consultant.  After his studies in 1999, Koen started as web developer at a spin-off of the Claris Support Benelux. In 2001 he became a full-time FileMaker developer at what is called today Lesterius, a Claris Platinum Partner.  Koen is also active as a MVP on the Claris Community.

Leslie Audigane

After her PhD in biology, two years of research at the Tokyo University Hospital, a Master’s degree in Quality-Safety-Environment (Engineer), and a good six-year career as a Quality and Prevention Manager, what does Leslie Audigane want? 1-more-thing! She joined the team to pursue her passion for FileMaker and, to bring her expertise to our clients as a project manager.

Matt Navarre

Matt is a Claris platform evangelist, trainer, and database developer. In 1989, he founded AppWorks which created hundreds of databases for clients in many industries. In 2021 AppWorks merged with Direct Impact Solutions.

Matt was the original developer of Orpheus, a public health platform with thousands of users. This application played a key role in Oregon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is certified on all versions of FileMaker from 7 to the present, has two FileMaker Excellence Awards, hosts FileMaker podcasts, and runs Meetup groups.

Matt’s current passion is training. With 35+ years of FileMaker experience, he feels a strong desire to pass on the lessons he has learned. In his spare time, he composes music for choir and orchestra.

Mike Beargie

Mike is a seasoned presenter and community veteran. For over a decade, he has been an integral part of MainSpring, a Claris Platinum Partner. Currently serving as Mainspring’s Technical Lead, he thrives on tackling the most complex FileMaker problems. Mike’s expertise spans a 25-year foundation of interactive web development, complemented by degrees in Commercial Art/Design and IT Management. This breadth of experience allows him to approach challenges with a unique perspective, finding effective and efficient solutions that meet the needs of a worldwide clientele in the private and public sectors.

Mike’s commitment to giving back to the community has earned him recognition as a Community MVP member and a two-time Community Excellence Award winner. His ability to simplify intricate concepts and deliver practical solutions has made him a trusted resource. Mike has contributed to many Claris specialty committees and testing programs to help grow the community and platform.

Nicolás Franco

A physicist by profession, I started working with FileMaker in a lab while I was a professor at UC Bekeley. When I returned to Spain, almost 25 years ago, I co-founded the company mrHouston, dedicated to technology, and a little later we separated the work on FileMaker in a new company called bitwOk. Although bitwOk is specialized in FileMaker development, we are capable of mixing technologies and knowledge from many areas.

The mrHouston group has more than 50 workers who support bitwOk in areas such as infrastructure, artificial intelligence, or cybersecurity.

In my case and during the last years, my experience in AI and FileMaker has allowed me to mix effective algorithms for natural language processing, the treatment of unstructured data, and its correlation with financial models with advanced management systems.

Currently, I am also a professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Pedro Gallego

I started my professional life in the world of graphic arts where I used FileMaker on various occasions for my own use with small tools. In 2015 I had the opportunity to develop my first corporate application with the support of the company and this made me fall more in love with FileMaker. In 2018 I became a professional developer dedicating myself exclusively to it and at the end of 2019 I became part of Lesterius as Business Unit Manager in Spain… till today and hopefully for long.

Philipp A. Puls

Managing partner and co-owner of 72solutions GmbH
1992 – First commercial FileMaker solution
1999 – Event-Sponsoring, Marketing & PR
2002 – Founder of the RA∂IX Group GmbH
2003 – University of Vienna, graduation in theoretical physics
2011 – Sold all RA∂IX Group shares
2012 – Member of the Stefan Pusch Unternehmensberatungs KG (base72) management team
2013ƒƒ – Co-owner of 72solutions GmbH – FileMaker/Claris Platinum Partner
2015ƒƒ – Certified Developer in successive Versions since Version 13
– Annual presentations @ dot[x]fmp Berlin and FMK

Pierre-Alexandre Rousselot

Pierre-Alexandre Rousselot began his career as a surveyor. With a passion for mathematics and code, he took up programming in 2004 to help his father, who had just created one of Monaco’s first asset management companies, Capital Invest. A surveyor by day, a programmer by night, he developed tailor-made business management software for the company’s asset management business. In 2009, Pierre-Alexandre founded KeeSystem and marketed KeeSense, an industrialized version of the original software solution.
Passionate about technology, this millennial entrepreneur calls himself “digital but human”, putting customer satisfaction at the heart of his concerns.

Stefan Pusch

Stefan Pusch first used FileMaker 2.1 in 1992 and has since then been an enthusiastic FileMaker developer and entrepreneur. Until today his greatest interest lies in finding the path to success with his customers. His company has been FileMaker Platinum Partner since 2008. 72solutions GmbH was founded in Vienna with Philipp Puls in 2013 and has grown to serve over 250 companies mainly in the DACH region.

Privately Stefan sings in Chorvereinigung Norbahnbund (a Choir in Vienna) as bass.

Vincenzo Menanno

Over 25 years of full-time experience as a master consultant, as well as a dedicated creator of products for the Claris developer community, Vince is widely considered one of the leading FileMaker developers in the world. He’s been a featured speaker at industry events such as Claris Engage (formerly FileMaker DevCon), FM Conférence, CQDF, and many Claris Developer Meetups. Vince is the author of InspectorPro, a leading development tool that provides in-depth solution analysis and advanced data visualizations.

Wim Decorte

Wim is Director of the Claris Practice and Senior Technical Solution Architect at Soliant Consulting Inc where he helps lead a team of 40+ developers, business analysts and project managers. He is a Certified FileMaker Developer, Certified Claris Connect and Certified AWS Architect. Wim is one of the very few multiple FileMaker Excellence Award winners. He is also a frequent speaker at Developer Conferences and at Developer groups throughout the world. A renowned expert on server deployments, Wim also specializes in authentication & security, integration and APIs. His pet project is the open-source fmDotNet connector class that he created and his ever-growing collection of Raspberry Pis and IoT devices.


Yann Liqueur-Salzédo

FileMaker developer since version 2.1.
Working for KeeSystem in Monaco since May 2022, building wealth management software.
Expert in UX/UI and FileMaker speaker (FileMaker Devcon, Berlin dot.fmp, French and Italian conference…)
FileMaker Excellence Award in Design